11th June 2022
Event Photography

Learn about The Empower Project NI

Event Photography – Local charity Empower Project NI recently held an open day in Meadowland Shopping Centre Magherafelt. Families and parents were invited to come along and find out information about the charity, and also to take part in arts and crafts. I was invited to come along by Josie and capture all the fun activities taking place on the day. Thanks to Sinead from the Mums at Work Network for the referral – much appreciated.

Empower Project

What does the Empower Project do?

Funded by the National Lottery Community Fund, the Empower Project supports families with children on the spectrum. It is a project led by a community organisation called DADS (Dyslexia, Autism, Dyspraxia Support) that has been operating for over 25 years. DADS was originally set up as a self-help group for parents who have children with learning difficulties.

Empower Project
Josie McGuckin – Empower Project Manager

The project targeted 4 groups where parents, the wider family circle, and professionals were offered helped and support. This included information sessions, training sessions, parent and professional conferences plus activities for the children and siblings. There was also the opportunity for parents and professionals to achieve a CACHE Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Autism.

Since 2015 11,000 participants have engaged in Empower Activities

The Empower Project Partnership includes:

  • DADS (Lead Partner)
  • Northern Regional College (NRC)
  • Mid Ulster Volunteer Centre
  • CYPSP (Children & Young People’s Strategic Partnership)
  • Stars – Autism Support Group
  • Tobin Youth Centre
  • CWSAN (Cookstown Western Shores Area Network)
  • Parental representation
  • Tourette’s Support NI

Other Support Services & Companies also attended on the day

Event Photography
Joanna from Wyse Bites Cookstown
Ollie Coaches NI – Moya and Avril
Tourette’s Support NI

There were lots of fun activities taking place on the day including cookie and cupcake decorating. The children were having great craic when I was there and it was lovely meeting everyone and hearing their story

Thanks to Josie and Sinead for inviting me to capture this special day. My work is so varied and that’s what I love. You never know who you are going to meet and what you are going to see.

Event Photography

If you are launching a new business or product, opening a new premises or hosting a workshop or event, why not give me a call. I can come along & cover the event for you – that way you get to relax and be present in the moment. Event Photography coverage is priced by the hour and you receive your images via digital download to share online or using in marketing materials.

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